Episode 120. J.K. McKnight – Founder, Forecastle Festival
JK McKnight is the founder and Captain of the Forecastle Festival, a gathering of musicians, artists, and activists.
JK is a talented songwriter, musician, and environmental activist. With Forecastle, he pioneered combining art, event, and environmental sustainability. This small community event has grown into a 3-day gathering of music, art, and ecological activism, attracting well over 30,000 attendees – one of the largest outdoor gatherings in the Midwest.
He credits his fundamental values and willingness to persevere as the sources of his success in building the event. He works from four quotes that he keeps on his desk which embody the principles of discipline, integrity, honesty, and strength of indomitable will.
Originally from Cincinnati, McKnight now makes Louisville his home.